National Waiting List Guidelines

Policy

National IDPP Waiting List Management Protocol (2017) 
This protocol is intended to provide guidance to ensure that there is a consistent and standardized user friendly approach to the management and scheduling of patients on Inpatient, Day case and Planned Procedure (IDPP) waiting lists within each hospital and across hospital groups. The purpose of this protocol is to ensure the safe, timely and effective access and treatment of patients in a fair and equitable manner. This version replaces the 2014 protocol.

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National Outpatient (OP) Waiting List Management Protocol (2022) 
The protocol is intended to provide guidance to staff working in the area of outpatient waiting list management and its aim is to ensure that there is a consistent and standardised user-friendly approach to the active management and scheduling of patients on OP waiting lists within each public hospital and across hospital groups. This protocol is a refresh of the waiting list management component of ‘The Management of Outpatient Services 2.1, OSPIP 2014’ and incorporates recent changes in Outpatient (OP) Waiting List Management.

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